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Jobs and Internships

Open positions with Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey and other related wildlife conservation opportunities.


Image of 2019 CWF NJ Osprey Project Intern Marissa M. holds an osprey after being banded. 2019 CWF NJ Osprey Project Intern Marissa M. holds an osprey after being banded.

Education Director

Full-time: Up to 35 hours per week

Primary Location: Statewide with primary teaching locations in North and Central N.J.

Statewide non-profit Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey seeks an Education Director to lead our expanding education program focusing on STEAM concepts with hands-on and minds-on activities and curricula aligned with New Jersey Student Learning Standards.

Successful candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter who is great with kids, personable, a quick learner, flexible with scheduling, and able to supervise a small staff. NJ teaching certification and experience with at-risk students strongly preferred. Nonprofit experience and/or wildlife/environmental education experience are preferred, though not required. Salary commensurate with experience.

The position will encompass some or all of the following education responsibilities:

  • delivering existing in-school, afterschool, and summer STEAM programs for grades ranging from Kindergarten through Middle School in Newark, Linden, Trenton, and other N.J. locations;
  • creating, implementing, and evaluating NJSLS curricula;
  • planning and leading school field trips;
  • creating and delivering teacher professional development workshops;
  • managing our annual statewide 5th-grade and high school education contests;
  • supervising part-time education staff and interns;
  • engaging with schools and other partners to continue growing our education program;
  • further developing our related wildlife art programs;
  • coordinating outreach activities including speaking engagements and tabling events;
  • contributing to our print and online communications;
  • working with CWF management to expand financial support for our education work, and other education work as needed.

The job will also include a range of administrative responsibilities in support of our wildlife conservation work. Travel will be necessary. Most work will be during business hours; however, occasional nights or weekend work may be required.

Deadline for applications is November 15, 2021. Select candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Position is available immediately.

Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to CWF Executive Director Liz Silvernail. Please note “Education Director” in the email subject line


CWF INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Conserve Wildlife Foundation will be seeking new interns for the 2021-2022 season in the coming months. Stay tuned for more information.

Our volunteer opportunities include a range of internships, which can offer either course credit or professional experience - depending on the intern's university requirements. Small stipends may be available in certain cases. Intern candidates can include both college students and grads.

Below are internships within the following fields:


ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERNSHIP

Responsibilities may include assisting classroom programs, field trips, educational outreach, and related administrative and communications tasks. A minimum of 10 hours per week required.

Please email cover letter and resume to info@conservewildlifenj.org


CWF OFFICE-BASED INTERNSHIPS

The following positions can be structured to potentially earn credits or volunteer hours. Schedule can range from 7-25 hours per week, with flexible hours. College students, graduate students, and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

Please email cover letter and resume, referencing in the subject line which internship you are interested in, to intern@conservewildlifenj.org.

Special Events and Fundraising Internship

Special Events and Fundraising internship to include developing event logistics, researching prospective donors, creating and distributing announcements and invitations, securing, collecting and tracking auction items, assisting with mailings and phone calls related to donations, and providing support for event planning and other fundraising projects as needed. A minimum of 14 hours a week required.

Wildlife Conservation Internship

Assist CWF's various wildlife projects through research, correspondence, and administrative work.

Graphic Design Internship

Utilize Adobe Creative Cloud to create brochures, flyers, and other promotional items for CWF events and projects.

GIS/Mapping Internship

Assist with collection and analysis of GIS data for various wildlife conservation projects. Candidate must be proficient with ArcGIS, Excel and be familiar with statistical analysis, knowledge of R statistical programming software preferable. Other responsibilities may include literature searches and data processing.

Communications Internship

Work with CWF staff on social media strategy, email marketing, media relations and other public outreach projects.


CWF FIELD INTERNSHIPS

Pollinator Internship

Non-profit CWF seeks interns for a non-paid position in Fall/Winter 2020-21. Interns may work on promoting native plants and pollinators, restoring habitat, and public engagement regarding pollinators. This internship will be 10-25 hours a week; weekend availability is a plus but not required. Position is either volunteer or could earn college credits where applicable. Mileage reimbursed for any field work beyond offices.

Please send cover letter and resume to intern@conservewildlifenj.org

Botany Internship

Non-profit CWF seeks interns for a non-paid position in Fall/Winter 2020-21. Interns may work on creating an inventory of plants at a site restoration, as well as public engagement regarding at-risk species of plants. This internship will be 10-25 hours a week; weekend availability is possible but not required. Position is either volunteer, or could earn college credits where applicable. Mileage reimbursed for any travel beyond office or field site.

Please send cover letter and resume to intern@conservewildlifenj.org

Image of 2020 CWF Summer Intern Marissa Murdock holds two terrapins that were captured on GBB.Zoom+ 2020 CWF Summer Intern Marissa Murdock holds two terrapins that were captured on GBB.

2022 Great Bay Terrapin Project Summer Student Research Internship (Application Period CLOSED).

This is a volunteer position located in southern Ocean County. This year the position is a volunteer position. Interns will be reimbursed for mileage, if needed. We are seeking 4 student interns for the 2022 field season.

Intern(s) will work with CWF biologist and seasonal staff and conduct hourly surveys on Great Bay Blvd. in Little Egg Harbor from mid-May to late July. Intern will use their own vehicle to conduct fieldwork and collect morphometric data on terrapins encountered in roadways. They will also work with volunteers to schedule patrols and manage roads that are patrolled. The main goals of the project are to reduce road mortality rates, raise awareness of terrapins, and to educate the public about terrapins. Interns will also help enter and analyze data for annual reporting.

In addition, interns will monitor a large habitat enhancement area for nesting by terrapins. Nests will be marked and exclosed with cages. Adults will be captured to be measured and marked before being released where captured. Site is located within main project area of GBB WMA in Little Egg Harbor.

Click here to learn more.


CWF VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA INTERNSHIPS

The following position may be able to offer a paid stipend for qualified candidates. Intern will need the ability to travel, but can otherwise be managed from home or school. Please email cover letter and resume, referencing in the subject line which internship you are interested in, to intern@conservewildlifenj.org.

Videography Internship

Gather footage and edit videos showcasing CWF's wildlife projects statewide. Should have video experience; access to video equipment is recommended. Intern will need capacity for at least some state travel, which will be reimbursed to intern. Qualified applicants may be eligible for an additional paid stipend.

Podcast Internship

Gather footage to create audio and video podcasts showcasing CWF's wildlife projects statewide. Should have video and editing experience; access to video equipment is recommended. Intern will need capacity for at least some state travel, which will be reimbursed to intern.


CWF RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS

Please email cover letter and resume, referencing in the subject line which internship you are interested in, to intern@conservewildlifenj.org

Wildlife Conservation Internship

Assist CWF's various wildlife projects through conservation research, outreach, and administrative work, along with potential opportunities to get out in the field.

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